Wednesday, June 1, 2011

And its June!

What happened to May? It's like it grew wings and flew away when I wasn't looking! School ended. The holiday came and went. 
And it's June. 
Glorious, beautiful June. 
Maybe I love this month because I was born in it. But I know people who don't love their birth month - so I think it has more to do with my love of summer. Lots of daylight. Watermelon. Fun and freedom. 
What's not to love? 
Of course I'm a Mom now. 
And I live in the desert. 
Hmmm. Three kids out of school and triple digits for all 100 days (really 75 days here, but that's another post) --you'd think I'd rethink my June love. 
Not a chance. Still love it.
It also might have something to do with reading.
Aren't summer and reading synonymous? Pretty much.
I asked you last week what you're reading this summer --
And I still want to know! Because I really am giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card at the end of August and a lot of you have answered, but I know some of you haven't. I love finding out about cool books, or fun ones or ones I wouldn't think about picking up, except for hearing about them from cool, fun friends.

I am still planning on compiling the list and posting it by next week.

As for me, I've started Sense And Sensibility (Austen) while I wait for Possession (Elana Johnson). I'm not sure why. It's like last summer when I read Pride and Prejudice while waiting for Mockingjay. Go figure. It made for some interesting comparisons! 

Well, here's to June and summer reading :)



6 comments:

Canda said...

I take reading breaks--not like I don't read, but I read old favorites between the scads of new books I get. I don't have to work so hard with them. Then I can take on some new book-friends again.

Maggie said...

I'm happy you're enjoying June. So far, it's been a bummer month here in Washington state. Still rainy and cold and kids don't get out of school until June 17th.
I'll hold out for July :)

Shaunna said...

But Maggie, the sun is shining on the Puget Sound today and it's only June 2nd!
Summer is for reading 'cause who can get in the writing zone with constant interruptions?
My stack of reading continues to grow, for every book I complete for background study to interview the author, two more show up. :D I still have two of Josi Kilpack's culinary mysteries here Devil's Food Cake and Key Lime Pie. I just finished Counting the Cost by Liz Adair and today I'm downloading Constant Hearts by Donna Hatch. these are the published works and don't include the unpublish manuscripts that I plan to help with in the next month or so. So, that is my reading list so far.
Read on,
Shaunna

Thompson's said...

Tam, your blog is so fun to read and I LOVE reading so I will share what I am hopefully going to read this summer. Fire of Night and A Light to My Path by Lynn Austin. Also Lady of Milkweed Manor and The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen.

Jeni

BankieZoo said...

I just finished Christopher Paolini's Brisinger. I love this series. My daughter and I are reading Pride and Prejudice, then The Hiding Place, and then On Walden's Pond. We homeschool. Hoping to finish Covey's Divine Center and a few others and who knows how many fun books will come along. Enjoy!
Christin

Tamara said...

Canda-I know what you mean about taking breaks.
Maggie-so sorry about the rain and cold. I wouldn't mind a day like that every now and then!
Shaunna-I bet the Sound is beautiful!I've read Josi's first book in that series,but not the others yet.
Thompson's -Oooh. you'll have to tell me how those are!
BankieZoo-I started Brisinger (but haven't finished)and love Hiding Place :)

Thanks, ladies for sharing. I'll have the list in a few days!

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